Old Goucher

Old Goucher Community Association

The Old Goucher Community Association is a diverse group of neighbors working together to strengthen the community. The OGCA focuses on issues of concern to residents of the neighborhood, including beautification of the streets and other public spaces, promoting economic development and investment, attracting new businesses and events, and supporting the safety and welfare of all our residents. 


The Old Goucher Community Association meets quarterly at Lovely Lane Church, 2200 Saint Paul Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

The 2018 schedule is as follows: 

  • January 18, 2018
  • April 19, 2018
  • July 19, 2018
  • October 18, 2018

Check the News page for updates, schedule changes, and meeting minutes.



Weekly Trash + Recycling Pickup

Trash and recycling should be put out the evening before pickup.

South of 25th Street: 

  • TRASH — Friday morning
  • RECYCLING — Wednesday morning

North of 25th Street:

  • TRASH — Tuesday morning
  • RECYCLING — Thursday morning

Trash Cans + Recycling Bins

Trash bins must be tightly covered at all times to deter rats.

Baltimore City provides free trash cans to all residential addresses. If your can is missing, call 311 to request a new one.

Landlords are required by law to provide adequate trash and recycling receptacles for their tenants. If your building doesn't have enough rodent-proof bins or dumpsters, please ask your landlord to provide additional cans — your neighbors will thank you! 

How to Recycle in Baltimore

Baltimore recycling collection is single-stream, meaning that all recyclables go in one container.

Most common recyclables are accepted, but no plastic bags or styrofoam should be included in your bin.

See the Baltimore City Recycling FAQ for a complete list of accepted materials and how to recycle electronics, motor oil, and other hazardous materials.

City-subsidized recycling bins are available for all residents, and can be purchased from selected locations throughout the city. 25 gallon bins are $12 and 18 gallon bins are $5.

Bulk Trash + Furniture Disposal

Bulk items are furniture, appliances and up to 4 tires with the rims removed. 

All bulk trash pickup must be scheduled with the city at least 4 business days prior to pickup.

Every month, residents can place up to three bulk or oversized items out for collection. Visit the city’s 311 website to request a bulk trash pickup.

City residents with a valid ID may also dispose of bulk items, recycling, yard waste, and electronics Monday – Saturday at the Citizen Drop-off Center on Sisson Street.

CVCBD Sanitation Services

The Charles Village Community Benefits District Sanitation Team works in Old Goucher and the surrounding neighborhoods to keep the streets clean. Contact the CVCBD with any sanitation concerns or complaints:

Matthew Bradby, Sanitation Supervior: 410-235-4411 ext. 17

Baltimore City 311: non-emergency city services

Report graffiti, illegal dumping, street lights out, abandoned vehicles, downed tree branches, and other city nuisances. Help keep Baltimore clean, green, and safe!

Dial 311 on your phone, or go online to the Baltimore 311 website to make a report. 

The free Baltimore 311 app is also available from Google Play and iTunes Stores for smartphones, allowing citizens to quickly report an issues from anywhere in the city using your mobile phone.

Safety Information

Dial 911 for all emergency police, fire, and ambulance services or to report a crime in-progress.

To report non-emergency crimes or safety hazards, dial 311, visit 311.baltimorecity.gov, or use the free Baltimore 311 app.

Always report crimes and attempted crimes. Your report helps the city allocate resources and patrol officers, and helps keep your neighbors safe!

CVCBD Safety Services

For neighborhood safety needs, general concerns, or suggestions contact the Charles Village Community Benefits District Safety Team. 

CVCBD Safety Patrol: 410.905.2823

Operation Crime Watch

Sign up for an Operation Crime Watch number with the Baltimore Police Department and receive a number to be able to call 911 anonymously. Register for the program at the Baltimore City Operation Crime Watch website.

Block walking is most effective during the hours when crimes happen: between 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM. Walking around your block with others is a way to look out for yourself and your neighbors. More people and eyes on the street are the best way to deter potential crimes.

Your Government Representatives

City Councilperson (District 12)

Robert Stokes, Sr.


Catherine Pugh


Larry Hogan

State Senator (District 43):

Joan Carter Conway

State Delegates (District 43):

 Curt Anderson

 Maggie McIntosh

U.S. Senator

Ben Cardin

Chris Van Hollen

U.S. ConGress Representative

Elijah Cummings


Voter Information

Find your polling place and register to vote:


Old Goucher Community Gardens

We have two community gardens.  The 23rd Street Garden is located at 23rd and Hunter. The Red Shed Garden is at St. Paul between 20th and 21st.

Inquire at the gardens in season For more information.


Old Goucher Vision Plan

In early 2013, members of the Old Goucher Community Association (OGCA) and Old Goucher Business Alliance (OGBA) joined together develop a vision for the neighborhood’s future and formulate the steps required to achieve that vision.

The associations decided to focus our initial efforts on the physical structure of the area, as an element that overlaps all of the challenges and opportunities facing Old Goucher. We asked the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) to help develop a master plan that addresses some of the pressing concerns and future concerns that impact our community’s development.

At this time of rapid change in the neighborhood, Old Goucher faces distinct choices about the kind of community it will become. This report provides decision-makers at all levels with the information they need to understand how our community sees itself and how to help Old Goucher realize its potential for the benefit of all its members and for Baltimore City as a whole.


This plan could not have developed without community input and hundreds of hours of work from neighborhood volunteers. Thanks to everyone who contributed time, comments, and advice.


Get Involved

Old Goucher is a great community thanks to the efforts and support of neighbors like you! There a plenty of ways to get involved, meet other community members, and make Old Goucher a better place.


Connect With Your Neighbors on Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a free neighborhood-only bulletin board and social network where residents share news and information, promote community events, receive urgent alerts, and organize for positive change in our community.

Invest in Old Goucher

Looking for home ownership opportunities or a new space for your business? We've put together a few resources to get you started.

Join the OGCA

Attend OGCA quarterly meetings to contribute to the conversation and find out about the latest happenings in Old Goucher.

Want to do more? Introduce yourself and ask about ways to get involved with OGCA.

Donate or Volunteer

In addition to OGCA there are lots of great organizations working in Old Goucher. And we always have space for new ideas to build the community. Learn more about supporting the OGCA and other great organizations.